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Calls for applications

Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA)
Your technology start-up from the ICT, Life Science or Sustainable Technologies sector could gain access to unique resources and contacts that can help your international growth. The application process, criteria, and application time-frame is determined per CTA.
Programme Jeunes leaders pour l’environnement
(in French only)
You could benefit from coaching and mentoring to become an environmental and climate change ambassador.
Filing deadline: April 22, 2019
BOOSTcamp Entreprendre au féminin
Women entrepreneurs from Montréal, participate on May 17 in a unique experience created by women entrepreneurs for women entrepreneurs.
Filing deadline: April 26, 2019
Coopération bilatérale Québec-Catalogne
(in French only)
Submit a cooperation project in one of the targeted areas, including science and technology, industrial development, health, finance and public administration.
Filing deadline: May 26, 2019
Initiatives collaboratives art-industrie-savoir en créativité numérique
(in French only)
You are a Montreal cultural NPO interested in working in partnership with the digital creativity ecosystem, businesses and the research community? Submit your project.
Filing deadline: June 21, 2019, 5 p.m.

Trade missions

International trade services, powered by the CCMM’s ACCLR experts
Trade missions
Quebec International Trade
Organismes régionaux de promotion à l’exportation (ORPEX)
Provincial government
Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation (in French only)
Federal government
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
LOJIQ
Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (in French only)

Contests and grants

To simplify your search, please note that we only display currently open competitions out of more than 250 on record.

Bourses LOJIQ en entrepreneuriat
(in French only)
Do you want to attend a business event abroad, spend some time away prospecting, or take part in a trade mission? You may be able to obtain a LOJIQ grant to help you do so.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process while grants last
StartupExperience.CA
Apply for the opportunity to work out of one of Canada’s top accelerators or co-working spaces.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Startup of the month 2018/2019
Sign up for the index of startups of the Quartier de l'innovation in Montreal. To be won each month: promotional videos and articles.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Grands Prix santé et sécurité du travail
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your achievements in health and safety and increase the visibility and credibility of your company in your industry.
Registration deadline: Varies by region
Inclusion Initiative – Startupfest
You could win one of the discounted tickets available to Canadian women working in the technology sector to take part in Startupfest (Montréal, July 2019).
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process, while tickets last
Startupfest Investments and Prizes
Over $750,000 worth of prizes and investments to win at the Startupfest, July 11 to 12, 2019 in Montreal.
Registration deadline: varies according to the prizes and investments
Concours NUEVA – Femmes numériques
(in French only)
Promote your accomplishments in digital technology and be one of five finalists whose video is shown on Femmes Alpha social media networks.
Registration deadline: April 22, 2019
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award
Pay tribute to an entrepreneur who inspires you with a nomination for this globally recognized award. You may also submit your own candidacy.
Registration deadline: April 22, 2019
Tournez-vous vers l'excellence!
Enter to win one of the grants totaling $11,500 which will be awarded to new agricultural entrepreneurs.
Registration deadline: April 26, 2019
Sélection Caseus – Concours des fromages du Québec
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your know-how and the excellence of your Quebec cheeses.
Registration deadline: April 26, 2019, 4 p.m.
Concours C = collectif
(in French only)
Montréal collective entrepreneurs, you could take part in C2 Montréal for free (tickets worth nearly $3,000 each), May 22 to 24, 2019.
Registration deadline: April 26, 2019
Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses
Get national exposure and the recognition of a prestigious panel of business experts.
Registration deadline : April 30, 2019
Canadian Export Challenge
Enter for a chance to win $25,000 in cash and $100,000 in support services to enter the global markets.
Registration deadline: April 30, 2019
Ordre national du mérite agricole
(in French only)
You operate a business in one of these regions: Abitibi-Témiscamingue–Nord-du-Québec, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Côte-Nord, Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean? You could win one of the prestigious awards offered by the MAPAQ.
Registration deadline: May 1, 2019
Les Grands Prix de la Relève d’Affaires
(in French only)
Enter to highlight your success, optimize your visibility and increase your reputation.
Registration deadline: May 3, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
FedEx Small Business Grant Contest
Register your innovative business for a chance to win one of the grants and consulting services with a total value of $100,000.
Registration deadline: May 6, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Pitch@Palace Canada 1.0
Apply to present your company to a panel of judges and an audience of influential personalities and participate in the finals in May in Toronto, in the presence of HRH the Duke of York.
Registration deadline: May 7, 2019
Prix Innovation
(in French only)
Receive recognition from your peers for your innovative company’s knowledge and outstanding technological achievements.
Registration deadline: May 10, 2019
AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition
You could win $15,000 in cash plus in-kind prizes to start a project in Canada’s technology and aging sector.
Registration deadline: May 10, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Aquahacking Challenge
Hackers, contribute to the preservation of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence watershed. To be won: cash prizes and a spot in a startup incubator.
Registration deadline: May 15, 2019
Prix de la relève agricole
(in French only)
Get recognition for your innovation, distinctive skills and clear commitment to the community. A grant of $5,000 will accompany this honor.
Registration deadline: May 17, 2019
Bourses d’initiatives en entrepreneuriat collectif
(in French only)
Collective entrepreneurs from Montérégie, you could get up to $10,000 to carry out your social economy project.
Registration deadline: May 17, 2019
Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies / PROFIT 500
You have experienced exceptional growth over the last 5 years? You could be appear in a special feature published by L'actualité and in Profit 500’s Canada-wide ranking.
Registration deadline: May 31, 2019
Visée locale sur la rue Saint-Paul
(in French only)
You could get one of the grants totaling $45,000 to create or expand a retail business or professional services office on Saint-Paul East in Montréal.
Registration deadline: May 31, 2019
Mon commerce sur Laurier Ouest
(in French only)
You could get one of the grants totaling $85,000 to implement a new concept to transform the shopping and client experience on Laurier Avenue W. (Montreal).
Registration deadline: May 31, 2019
Prix Créateurs d'emplois du Québec
(in French only)
Promote your efforts to create, maintain and grow quality jobs in your region.
Registration deadline: May 31, 2019
Les inventions de l’année
(in French only)
Submit your amazing, ingenious or revolutionary technology to win 10 hours of marketing support from an ADRIQ expert and more.
Registration deadline: June 7, 2019
Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge
Compete in this international contest for a share of $1.5 million in awards and investment.
Registration deadline: June 11, 2019
EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™
Enter for a chance to join an elite business network of the best high-growth companies and participate in a customized executive leadership program.
Registration deadline: June 21, 2019
Canada’s Volunteer Awards
Nominate a person, an NPO or a company to demonstrate your appreciation for their contributions to your community.
Registration deadline: June 21, 2019
WISE 50 Over 50 Awards
Apply or nominate someone who has started a business after the age of 50 in recognition of their accomplishments.
Registration deadline: June 30, 2019, midnight
Bourses à la relève laitière Lactech
(in French only)
Be among the 10 companies to benefit from a $7,500 grant on a “first come, first served” basis.
Registration deadline: July 31, 2019
Grant & Growth
If you are a young Montrealer, you could receive grant of up to $30,000 and support services to start your business.
Registration deadline: September 12, 2019
Prix de l’Union
(in French only)
Your team of agricultural or forestry producers could win a $1,000 grant to reward the success of a collective action.
Registration deadline: September 13, 2019
Prix IMAGE/in
(in French only)
Do you work in fashion, the media or advertising? Promote your efforts to present healthy representations of different body types.
Registration deadline: November 30, 2019

Events

Also consult the website of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal for a whole host of networking, training and market development activities.

April

April 22
Territoires connectés (in French only) | Québec
April 26
La Grande rencontre des entrepreneurs (in French only) | Montréal
April 30
Sommet de l’IDP 2019 : Innover comme une startup! (in French only) | Montréal
April 30
Rendez-vous Influence et crédibilité (in French only) | Montréal

May

May 6
Strategic Forum on Transportation | Montréal
May 6
Major Metropolitan Projects Strategic Forum | Montréal
May 7
Pitch@Palace Canada 1.0 | Montréal
May 8
Sommet international du repreneuriat (in French only) | Québec
May 8
Grand rendez-vous de l’exportation 2019 : Faire sa place et vendre à l’international (in French only) | Victoriaville
May 8
Colloque santé et sécurité du travail de l’Estrie (in French only) | Sherbrooke
May 9
Culture X Économie sociale (in French only) | Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix
May 9 and 10
Rendez-vous de l’économie circulaire : Agir pour transformer (in French only) | Sherbrooke
May 10
Stratégic Forum – Innovative Manufacturing: The Transition to the Digital Era | Montréal
May 15
Anges en tournée : Maîtrisez l'art de parler à des investisseurs (in French only) | Laval
May 15
La grande soirée des travailleurs autonomes (in French only) | Montréal
May 15
ECPAR : Espace québécois de concertation sur les pratiques d’approvisionnement responsable (in French only) | Montréal
May 15 and 16
Forum Horizons Nord Québec (in French only) | Saguenay
May 22
Anges en tournée : Maîtrisez l'art de parler à des investisseurs (in French only) | Joliette
May 20 to 23
Collision 2019 – North America's fastest-growing tech conference | Toronto
May 22 to 24
C2 Montréal | Montréal
May 23
RESO360° Maîtriser les grandes tendances du monde des affaires (in French only) | Québec
May 25 to June 2
‹ MTL › connecte : La Semaine numérique (in French only) | Montréal
May 31 to June 2
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Québec

June

June 3 and 4
IMPULSION MTL – International Fleet Forum | Montréal
June 4
Rendez-vous Québec philanthrope (in French only) | Lévis
June 4 to 6
World Summit on Sustainable Mobility | Montréal
June 5
Colloque Femmessor « Rêve, ose, agis » (in French only) | Rivière-du-Loup
June 5 and 6
FinteQC – fintech and banking transformation | Lévis
June 15 and 16
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Gatineau
June 20
Fundica Roadshow | Montréal
June 24 to 28
International Metropolis Conference – The Promise of Migration | Ottawa and Gatineau

July

July 9 to 12
Startupfest | Montréal

September

September 13 to 15
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Montréal
September 27 to 29
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Magog

News

February 8
Survey aimed at designers practising in Montréal until July (in French only)
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